Read this Monster Hunter World: Iceborne guide to know the best & recommended armor skills for the melee weapon - Charge Blade!
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Charge Blade Features & Overview
Weapon With Two Modes of Attack
The Charge Blade is a versatile weapon that gives hunters multiple ways to attack a monster. The first is a fast and quick sword and shield, while the second mode is an axe mode with devastating moves!
Possesses Unique Guard Point Feature
The Guard Point (GP) is a unique feature of the Charge Blade which blocks incoming attacks in Sword and Shield Mode. Please note that to block incoming attacks, the shield must be facing the incoming attack! Timing is key to mastering this feature and weapon!
Recommended Skill List For Charge Blade
|Attack Boost||Increases damage for all attacks of any weapon|
|Maximum Might||Increases your affinity when stamina is full|
|Weakness Exploit||Attacking a monster's weak spot will increase your affinit|
|Critical Boost||Increases damage dealt by critical attacks|
|Handicraft||Will lengthen the sharpness gauge of the weapon, allowing you to deal more DPS for longer|
|Artillery||Increases damage output for your Amped Elemental Discharge and Super Amped Elemental Discharge|
|Capacity Boost||Increases phials that can be charged when using the weapon|
|Guard||Increased survivability since it will be easier to guard and use the guard point (GP) feature|
|Focus||Will be easier to charge up phials for your weapon|
|Earplug||Will negate monster roars, allowing you to take advantage and attack|
|Quick Sheath||Increased hunting efficiency since you will be able to quickly sheath your weapon|
Best Charge Blade Skills To Equip
|3||Attack +9 and Affinity +5%|
|4||Attack +12 and Affinity +5%|
|5||Attack +15 and Affinity +5%|
|6||Attack +18 and Affinity +5%|
|7||Attack +21 and Affinity +5%|
Essential Skill For Increased DPS
This skill is a must have for all weapons as you will be able to increase your damage output for all types of attacks for the Charge Blade. This will also increase your affinity rate at level 4 so it is recommended you equip it at that level or higher.
|1||While active, increases affinity by 10%|
|2||While active, increases affinity by 20%|
|3||While active, increases affinity by 30%|
Increase Affinity Rate When Stamina Is Full
Since your weapon will not use much stamina, this skill will allow you to increase your affinity when fighting monsters!
|1||Attacks that hit weak spots have 15% increased affinity|
|2||Attacks that hit weak spots have 30% increased affinity|
|3||Attacks that hit weak spots have 50% increased affinity|
Can Increase Affinity By Up To 50%
Attacking a monster's weak spot will increase your affinity rate, which in turn will increase your DPS. At the third level , you will have a 50% increase in your affinity which will make multiple attacks highly effective!
|1||Increases power of each attack by 10% and reduces Wyvern's Fire cooldown by 15%|
|2||Increases power of each attack by 20% and reduces Wyvern's Fire cooldown by 30%|
|3||Increases power of each attack by 30% and reduces Wyvern's Fire cooldown by 50%|
Increase Damage of AED and SAED
This skill will increase the overall damage that you do, but will be most effective when using your AED and SAED. Since these are your most powerful attacks, having artillery will greatly benefit your damage output.
|1||Loading capacity +1|
Increases Number Of Available Phials
Since you will have more phials to charge, you can expect to have increased DPS. This will also increase the number of hits you can do to a monster with the bonuses that you gain from charged phials.
|1||Increases gauge fill rate by 5% and reduces charge times by 5%|
|2||Increases gauge fill rate by 10% and reduces charge times by 10%|
|3||Increases gauge fill rate by 20% and reduces charge times by 15%|
Easier To Charge Bins & Unleash Strong Attacks
Will allow you to charge your weapons gauge faster in order to deal strong attacks faster. Charge times will also be reduced, allowing you to dish out charged attacks and fill your phials faster.
|1||Slightly reduces the effects of weak monster roars|
|2||Reduces the effects of weak monster roars|
|3||Nullifies weak monster roars|
|4||Nullifies weak monster roars and reduces the effects of strong monster roars|
|5||Nullifies weak and strong monster roars|
Will Allow You To Continue Combos
Earplugs will help you negate the effect of monster roars, allowing you to keep hitting the monster even if they unleash their roar. It also allows you to reposition quickly if the monster is transitioning to a different state.
|2||Prevents standard knockbacks. Tripping is reduced to a knockback instead|
|3||Prevents knockbacks and tripping|
Easier To Execute Guard Point
Your hunting efficiency improves as it is easier to use the Guard Point feature. Blocking more attacks will keep you safe for longer and increase your overall survivability.
Alternative Charge Blade Skill List
|1||Increases damage dealt by critical hits to 30%|
|2||Increases damage dealt by critical hits to 35%|
|3||Increases damage dealt by critical hits to 40%|
Allows You To Exploit Monster Weak Spots
With this skill, your damage when dealing critical hits will skyrocket. This is best paired with skills such as Weakness Exploit to greatly improve your DPS against stronger monsters!
|1||Weapon sharpness +10|
|2||Weapon sharpness +20|
|3||Weapon sharpness +30|
|4||Weapon sharpness +40|
|5||Weapon sharpness +50|
Increased Weapon Sharpness
With this skill, your weapon's sharpness gauge will increase, allowing you to deal substantial damage for much longer. You will also lessen the need to sharpen your weapon, allowing you to focus on the hunt!
|1||Slightly increases sheathing speed|
|2||Moderately increases sheathing speed|
|3||Greatly increases sheathing speed|
Increased Hunting Efficiency
Since the Charge Blade is a slow weapon when in Axe mode, this skill will be useful to allow you to quickly sheath your weapon and use items when you're in a pinch!